Category Archives: Dinner

Protein Pancakes

Mmmmm pancakes!

I was introduced to these protein pancakes by Susan over at The Great Balancing Act . She has also recently come up with a Dairy-Free(ish) Protein Pancake recipe. Which I will be making soon for sure!

I have loved these from the moment I tried them! Sadly I haven’t been able to have them in a little while so I decided to have some for dinner! Sometimes I just want breakfast for dinner!

You can never go wrong when there are oats involved! That automatically wins me over!

1/2 cup Rolled Oats

1/2 cup Cottage Cheese

1/2 cup Egg Whites (or 4 Egg Whites)

1 Tbsp Ground Flax

1/4 tsp Baking Powder

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Cinnamon (I put in tons!)

I put all of the ingredients into my Magic Bullet and blend until smooth (you can use a food processor too)! And then continue like you would with any other pancake, pour batter onto heated frying pan and flip when there are bubbles.

*Note: Sadly I used to be really bad at making pancakes, I know crazy eh?, and PB’s trick to making them with ease is when the edges get all shiny then they are most likely ready to be flipped. Since I was given that tip I haven’t had any problems and make yummy pancakes every time!

Of course no pancake eating experience is whole without some Pure Canadian Maple Syrup!

I used to use the sugar-free kind, which I must say I did love, but about two weeks ago I decided that I wanted to stop eating any and all artificial sweeteners. Surprisingly it has been going really well!

News on job front to come in the morning *Edited to add* The job news will be coming in the afternoon because I wrote a huge post tonight and it is gone, and I kind of want to unplug for the night*!

I Hope You Enjoy These and Happy Running!


Don’t STOP Believin’

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I have had a rather relaxing weekend that was spent doing a lot of reading and writing for school. I’m in a college program for Office Administration Medical and Legal and there is a lot to do but I cannot say that it is all that hard… yet. I do have an accounting test on Wednesday and that sparks a little fear within me, but I plan on being very ready because I get all of tomorrow off to study because of Family Day!

We spent Friday night watching the Opening Ceremonies for the Olympics, and I have to say that I did enjoy them! In addition to that the events have been on in the background a lot while I’ve been working, that and Friends season four for white noise. Saturday evening I made something new for dinner, a Chicken and Broccoli Orange Stir-Fry…here is it before I added in the orange sauce.

It was very yummy, we also added Soba noodles as a base. Here is some information about Soba Noodles. I got the recipe from the Clean Eating Magazine for March/April 2010, I don’t think the recipe is actually on the website, but buying the magazine is always worth it.

For Valentine’s Day the family got together and had a nice dinner, my parents and grandparents got some fancy meal and my boyfriend and I opted for a pizza from the restaurant Atomica that had a thin crust, pesto, goat cheese and spinach. It was sooo yummy!!

I am looking forward to a longer run tomorrow morning, with the extra day off I am going to take full advantage of the free time to run and study. I might even take some time to read The Blind Side by Michael Lewis, it is such a good book with lots of great information about football…not to mention a great story about Michael Oher.

Now to move on to more exciting things that involve someone writing on a STOP sign….
Look at what I found written on a stop sign last fall!! I giggled and pulled out my phone to get a picture!

Whenever I see this picture it makes me think of all things motivational. I wanted to share some of my favourite quotes with you!

“What we do in life echoes in eternity.” – from the movie Gladiator

“It’s not about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” – Rocky Balboa

“You’ll have to walk faster than that. You’re gonna have to turn into freakin’ Flo Jo to get away from me.” – Lorelai Gilmore from Gilmore Girls

“The greatest pleasure in life is doing the things people say we cannot do.” – Walter Bagehot

Does anyone have a favourite quote that makes them smile? I have used the Walter Bagehot as a signature in e-mails it really speaks to me!

Happy Running!